Combattimento Consort Amsterdam / Jan Willem de Vriend

Concerti grossi op. 6

Format: SACD hybrid
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917257021
Catnr: CC 72570
Release date: 27 September 2012
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Challenge Classics
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0608917257021
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CC 72570
Release date
27 September 2012
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About the album

The creative riches of structure and the broad diversity of styles that Handel exhibits in the 61 (!) movements of his 12 Grand Concertos, time and again coloured by a surprising palette of musical expression, is unique, and has led to his opus VI being generally considered alongside Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos as one of the great monuments of Baroque instrumental music.
30 jaar Combattimento Consort Amsterdam vieren met Concerti Grossi van Händel
Ter viering van hun 30-jarig bestaan heeft het Combattimento Consort Amsterdam onder leiding van Jan Willem de Vriend een album uitgebracht met de volledige Concerti Grossi, op. 6 van Georg Friedrich Händel. Deze verzameling is de opvolger van de opnames van Händels Concerti Grossi, op. 3 die in 2005 uitgebracht is.

Het Combattimento Consort Amsterdam heeft de afgelopen 30 jaar een goede reputatie opgebouwd, zowel nationaal als internationaal. In 2014 is het Combattimento Consort Amsterdam gestopt, maar zijn leden zijn verdergegaan als het Combattimento. Het ensemble is te omschrijven als energiek, vurig en stijlbewust.

De naam Jan Willem de Vriend is wereldwijd bekend. De Vriend was de artistieke leider van Combattimento Consort Amsterdam en is sinds 2006 chef-dirigent en artistiek directeur van het Orkest van het Oosten. Daarnaast is hij de eerste vaste dirigent van het Residentie Orkest Den Haag.

Opus 6 van Händels Concerti Grossi wordt, samen met de Brandenburg Concertos, als één van de beste werken uit de instrumentale barokmuziek gezien. In combinatie met de energie van het Combattimento Consort Amsterdam en het enthousiasme van Jan Willem de Vriend is dit een prachtig jubileumalbum.
Zupackener Händel aus Amsterdam.

Nach ihrer hoch gelobten Aufnahme der Concerti Grossi op. 3 legt das Combattimento Consort Amsterdam die lang ersehnte Fortsetzung mit op. 6 vor. Händel komponierte diese Werke als Intermezzi zwischen Opern- und Theateraufführungen und ließ seinem kreativen Einfallsreichtum freien Lauf. Die große Palette musikalischer Ausdruckskraft ist überraschend und erscheint - neben Bachs Brandenburgischen Konzerten – einzigartig.

Artist(s)

Over the past 30 years, Combattimento Consort Amsterdam has established a strong national and international reputation. The ensemble is famous for the high quality and energy of its performances. That, together with its varied and often surprising and unfamiliar repertoire, for formations ranging from chamber ensemble to chamber orchestra, and from oratorios to operas, has made it one of the most successful Baroque ensembles in the world. The Combattimento Consort’s roughly 60 performances a year are distinguished by the originality of the ensemble’s presentation, led by one of the trend-setting conductors in Dutch musical life, Jan Willem de Vriend, who in November 2012 received the Radio 4 Prize.

The Combattimento Consort has gone on a number of tours in recent years to Germany, Spain, Central Europe, South America, Japan, Russia and the United States. It has recorded more than 35 CDs and DVDs – this year, its CD of Handel’s Concerto Grossi op. 6 will be released. The ensemble has worked with prominent soloists such as Barbara Bonney, Andreas Scholl and Sol Gabeta, Thomas Zehetmair and Sabine Meyer, as well as with the Netherlands Chamber Choir, the Nationale Reisopera and Cappella Amsterdam.

The spearhead of its artistic direction is the performance of unfamiliar and as yet unpublished repertoire. Innumerable searches through libraries, churches and cloisters over the past 30 years have resulted in a notable collection of remarkable performances. In 2007, for example, Combattimento Consort Amsterdam presented Arminio, the only surviving opera of Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber. Over the years, it has developed a distinctive style of playing, which has even come to be known as the “Combattimento School” of performance. Recognizable and energetic, inventive, style-conscious and inspiring. The ensemble presents itself as a “consort”, but with the visibility of the “individual”. Jan Willem de Vriend leads the Combattimento Consort from the “first chair”, appearing as a conductor only in the larger productions (operas and oratorios). The instrumental soloists are in most cases members of the ensemble.

Jan Willem de Vriend is the artistic director of Combattimento Consort Amsterdam and since 2006 the chief conductor and artistic director of the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra.

Combattimento Consort Amsterdam devotes itself to the music of about 1600 to 1830. Since its founding in 1982, it has performed virtually throughout the world as well as on many CDs, DVDs and television productions.

Since De Vriend was named chief conductor in 2006, the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra has become a notable phenomenon on the Netherlands’ musical scene. It has presented semi-scenic performances of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss and Mendelssohn. There were premieres of works by Offenbach, Say and Mahler. And by substituting historical instruments in the brass section, it has developed its own distinctive sound in the 18th- and 19th-century repertoire. Recently, the orchestra performed music by Schumann at festivals in Spain. The release of Beethoven’s complete symphonies, conducted by De Vriend, is a big project which starts with the release of this current CD. Also the orchestra's long Mahler tradition is being continued in recordings and tours.

De Vriend has been a guest conductor with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, The Hague Philharmonic and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, as well as orchestras in Germany, Sweden and Australia. He is often invited to conduct both in the Netherlands and abroad. He has engagements pending, for example, with The Hague Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as well as orchestras in China, Germany, Austria and Italy.

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Disc #1
01.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 1 in G major HWV 319: I. A tempo guisto
01:47
02.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 1 in G major HWV 319: II. Allegro
01:49
03.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 1 in G major HWV 319: III. Adagio
02:23
04.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 1 in G major HWV 319: IV. Allegro
02:23
05.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 1 in G major HWV 319: V. Allegro
03:00
06.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 2 in F major HWV 320: I. Andante larghetto
03:24
07.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 2 in F major HWV 320: II. Allegro
02:25
08.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 2 in F major HWV 320: III. Largo
02:12
09.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 2 in F major HWV 320: IV. Allegro, ma non troppo
02:15
10.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 3 in e minor HWV 321: I. Larghetto
01:17
11.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 3 in e minor HWV 321: II. Andante
01:37
12.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 3 in e minor HWV 321: III. Allegro
02:29
13.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 3 in e minor HWV 321: IV. Polonaise: Andante
04:13
14.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 3 in e minor HWV 321: V. Allegro, ma non troppo
01:22
15.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 4 in a minor HWV 322: I. Largo affetuoso
02:28
16.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 4 in a minor HWV 322: II. Allegro
02:53
17.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 4 in a minor HWV 322: III. Largo epiano
02:07
18.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 4 in a minor HWV 322: IV. Allegro
02:44

Disc #2
01.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 5 in D major HWV323: I. [Larghetto e staccato]
02:08
02.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 5 in D major HWV323: II. Allegro
02:07
03.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 5 in D major HWV323: III. Presto
03:29
04.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 5 in D major HWV323: IV. Largo
02:11
05.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 5 in D major HWV323: V. Allegro
02:31
06.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 5 in D major HWV323: VI. Menuet: Un poco larghetto
02:31
07.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 6 in g minor HWV 324: I. Larghetto affettuoso
03:00
08.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 6 in g minor HWV 324: II. A tempo giusto
01:37
09.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 6 in g minor HWV 324: III. Musette: Larghetto
04:42
10.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 6 in g minor HWV 324: IV. Allegro
02:53
11.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 6 in g minor HWV 324: V. Allegro
02:07
12.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 7 in B-flat major HWV 325: I. Largo
01:12
13.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 7 in B-flat major HWV 325: II. Allegro
02:39
14.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 7 in B-flat major HWV 325: III. Largo
02:44
15.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 7 in B-flat major HWV 325: IV. Andante
03:52
16.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 7 in B-flat major HWV 325: V. Hornpipe
03:10
17.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 in c minor HWV 326: I. Allemande
06:23
18.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 in c minor HWV 326: II. Grave
01:33
19.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 in c minor HWV 326: III. Andante allegro
01:42
20.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 in c minor HWV 326: IV. Adagio
01:02
21.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 in c minor HWV 326: V. Siciliana: Andante
03:14
22.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 in c minor HWV 326: VI. Allegro
01:19

Disc #3
01.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F major HWV 327: I. Largo
02:00
02.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F major HWV 327: II. Allegro
03:29
03.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F major HWV 327: III.Larghetto
02:42
04.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F major HWV 327: IV. Allegro
02:01
05.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F major HWV 327: V. Menuet
01:07
06.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F major HWV 327: VI. Gigue: Allegro
01:55
07.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 10 in d minor HWV 328: I. Ouverture - Allegro - Lentement
03:51
08.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 10 in d minor HWV 328: II. Air: Lentement
03:08
09.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 10 in d minor HWV 328: III. Allegro
02:06
10.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 10 in d minor HWV 328: IV. Allegro
02:54
11.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 10 in d minor HWV 328: V. Allegro moderato
01:41
12.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 11 in A major HWV 329: I. Andante larghetto e staccato
04:01
13.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 11 in A major HWV 329: II. Allegro
01:42
14.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 11 in A major HWV 329: III. Largo e staccato
00:33
15.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 11 in A major HWV 329: IV. Andante
03:56
16.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 11 in A major HWV 329: V. Allegro
06:02
17.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 12 in b minor HWV 330: I. Largo
01:55
18.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 12 in b minor HWV 330: II. Allegro
02:51
19.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 12 in b minor HWV 330: III. Aria: Larghetto e piano
02:23
20.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 12 in b minor HWV 330: IV. Largo
00:38
21.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 12 in b minor HWV 330: V. Allegro
01:57
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